Bonus project – Cricut Christmas decorations

Cricut Christmas bonus projects

We’re already planning our Christmas crafting and these fabulous Christmas decorations from Cricut are definitely on our to-do list! Make a pretty holly cake topper, a snowflake candle wrap and a Christmas card following our step-by-step guides.

Holly cake topper

Holly cake topper

A simple but stunning cake decoration for your festive table using an embossable holly die and the Cuttlebug.

Shopping list

Dark green card
Cuttlebug Die and Embossing machine, cutting plates A, 2 x B and rubber embossing mat
Cricut dies – Holly Whisper
Cocktail sticks or wooden skewers
Cricut piercer
PVA, hot glue gun and glue stick

How to make your holly cake topper step-by-step

1. Cut and emboss three Holly Whisper die images from dark green cardstock, using the Cuttlebug, plates A, 2 x B and the rubber embossing mat. Use wax paper between the die and cardstock to enable easy release of the cut image. Any smaller pieces can be released from the die using the piercer.

2. Glue two images together exactly in line using PVA glue.

3. Use the hot glue gun and glue stick to firstly attach a cocktail stick either end of the image on the back and then to attach the third holly image (reverse this image so that it aligns).

 

Snowflake candle

Snowflake candle wrap

Candles create simple decorations for the home during the festive season. Make them special by adding die-cut images to fit your theme and colours: just remember to remove the wrap before lighting! If you want to make the wrap easily removable, use a decorative pin to hold it in place rather than glue.

Shopping list

Pale blue card
Cuttlebug Die and Embossing machine, cutting plates A, 2 x B and rubber embossing mat
Cricut Dies – Snowflake Lace
Decorative gem embellishments
Cricut Tools – Piercer Cricut Trimmer PVA Adhesive Pillar Candle

How to make your snowflake candle wrap step-by-step

1. Measure around the candle and work out how many images are required to wrap it; images can be trimmed after cutting or glued overlaid.

2. Cut and emboss the required number of Snowflake Lace die images from blue cardstock, using the Cuttlebug, plates A, 2 x B and the rubber embossing mat. Use wax paper between the die and cardstock to enable easy release of the cut image. Any smaller pieces can be released from the die using the piercer.

3. Glue the images together to make a continuous piece. Carefully wrap it round the candle and glue it together or pin it to secure. Gently roll the candle on a hard surface along the wrap for a tighter fit.

4. Embellish all the snowflakes using decorative gems.

 

Christmas card

Snowflake card

Die cutting and embossing transforms cards by giving them texture and cut images that would be both time-consuming and tricky to create. Simple stunning cards can be easily achieved. This project combines two intricate snowflake dies with beautiful decorative papers and acetate to create a snowy scene. If you cannot find a decorative paper, try using a piece of coloured card that is embossed with a suitable embossing folder.

Shopping list

White card
Silver mirri card
First Editions Christmas Wishes paper
Cuttlebug Die and Embossing machine, cutting plates A, 2 x B and rubber embossing mat
Cricut Dies – Snowflake Bundle; Snowflake Solo
White organza ribbon (20cm)
Decorative gem embellishments
Glitter glue
Cricut Tools – Piercer, scraper, trimmer
Double-sided tape, PVA, 3D silicon glue

How to make your snowflake card step-by-step

1. Cut a piece of acetate measuring 10x7in (approximately 25x18cm). Score and fold the card in half to create a 7x5in card. Use the scraper tool as a bone folder to give crisp folds and avoid unnecessary crease lines.

2. Cut a piece of decorative paper 7x5in (approximately 18cmx12.5cm). Glue to the inside back of the card using double sided tape, placing the tape marginally away from the edges. To position the paper, lay it double sided tape side up on the front inside of the card and carefully shut the card to attach it to the back inside.

3. Cut a piece of white cardstock 6.75×4.75in (approximately 17×11.5cm) and attach it to the back of the card using double-sided tape. Cut and emboss the Snowflake Bundle die from white card and the Snowflake Solo die from white cards and two from silver mirri card, using the Cuttlebug, plates A, 2 x B and the rubber embossing mat. Use wax paper between the die and cardstock to enable easy release of the cut image. Any smaller pieces can be released from the die using the piercer.

4. Adhere the Snowflake bundle image on to the decorative paper panel. Use 3D silicon glue to attach one of the silver snowflakes to the front of the card and one to the inside front exactly in line with the one on the outside front. Use the piercer to make two holes in the front of the card towards the top left.

5. Thread ribbon through and tie a bow securing the white snowflake within it. Embellish all the snowflakes using decorative gems and glitter glue.

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